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A tanker carrying diesel crashed into a house in the south of Quito

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Neighbors said a loud bang was heard before emergency personnel arrived. A tanker with a thousand gallons of fuel (diesel) crashed into a house located in the Nueva Aurora sector, in the south of Quito.

The head of the heavy vehicle was inside the house, only the tanker with the liquid cargo could be seen on the road. According to preliminary information from the Metropolitan Transit Agency (AMT), there are several people injured.

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The emergency entered the Integrated Security Service ECU911 at 09:05 this Thursday, August 18. AMT personnel blocked Pedro Vicente Maldonado avenues, between Malvinas and Julio Andrade.

In addition, it was reported that the alternate routes enabled are Mariscal Sucre and Quitumbe Ñan.

According to the Quito Fire Department (CBQ), the driver stated that he had traveled all night from Lago Agrio to Quito, he did not remember anything else. He was rescued from the irons with a slight head injury, chest trauma and a wound to his right leg.

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Until the publication of this informative note, no information was known about more people injured.

A fissure was generated in the central part of the tank, which produced a small spill. However, that was controlled by firefighters. (YO)

Source: Eluniverso

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